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    Most of the grad schemes and internship applications require you to upload a CV and cover letter.

    Which format do people here choose? Is one format better than the other?


    also weird question, for your cover letter, what should you set the alignment as? does anyone set it to 'justify' or do you just set it as 'align text to the left'?
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    Justify,
    CV better, less accidental edits.
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    (Original post by JustPadz)
    Justify,
    CV better, less accidental edits.
    which format are you saying has less accidental edits?
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    PDF only.
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    pdf bud
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    Word because many employers use ATS and the parsing tools work better with word than pdf.

    If they're not using ATS then either is fine.
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    (Original post by Student-95)
    Word because many employers use ATS and the parsing tools work better with word than pdf.

    If they're not using ATS then either is fine.
    How do you know if they're using ATS?

    what is it anyway?
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    (Original post by lunnndoner)
    How do you know if they're using ATS?

    what is it anyway?
    Applicant tracking system. It's basically computer software that scans your CV and filters applications based on criteria like keywords, skills, experience etc.

    Not sure if there's a way to know for sure but unless you know for a fact it's going to be read by a person, make it ATS friendly.
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    Always PDF. Never upload it as anything else unless specifically asked.
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    Always PDF.

    No way it can be edited, no risk of weird conversions when they open it.
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    PDF will keep all of your formatting intact, and is more widely used then a docx. Also they won't be able to edit it as easily, not that that should be a real issue anyway.
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    (Original post by lunnndoner)
    which format are you saying has less accidental edits?
    Word, no one can change something you put in PDF.
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    (Original post by JustPadz)
    Word, no one can change something you put in PDF.
    So you mean PDF would have less accidental edits rather than Word?

    so you should upload in pdf?
 
 
 
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